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“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater” (2 Thessalonians 1:3)

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.  We live in a physical world where we hope for the best and trust what we can see.  The Lord calls us to hope for eternity with Him and to trust that all He has said is true.  Come into the faith the Lord gives you and watch it grow.  Be guided by the One who truly can do what He says.

Lord, whatever it takes, lead me away from any thinking that keeps me apart from You and bring me to the place where I understand these things are true.  Let me see the tug-of-war in this age so that I may see the measure of faith You have given me be increased and not be shaken by the antics of this world.  Through all that comes, may You be the One who leads me as I grow in knowledge, understanding and wisdom through Your leading.

Come, Holy Spirit, wisdom incarnate.  Lead me in wisdom to be discerning and know that in You all things come together according to the Father’s will.  Help me this day to make those steps which will increase my faith.  Help me to see more clearly those things which will help me to trust and walk by that faith.  Guide me through all of this to become what You have already determined I need to be.  Amen.